hey ubq not to pressure u or anything but is the competition still extant

presently, 'john travolta', but they don't seem to be responding on anything. i would end this round now actually but i'm not at home atm and i don't have my notebook with me

## round 2 results

sinthorion chose **0**, and trimill chose **e-1** (β 1.72). distance < 5 so the highest guesser, **trimill**, wins

razetime chose **5** and citrons chose **10**. distance ≥ 5 so the lowest guesser, **razetime**, wins.

Nathan777 chose **7.51** and kit chose the same value as last time, roughly equal to **pi**. distance < 5 so highest guesser, **Nathan777**, wins.

John Travolta did not submit anything, so **quintopia**'s choice of **50cos(e^e^e)** (β 9.45) automatically proceeds to the next round.

current bracket:

## semifinal

from here on i will run each match separately. the first match of this round is **trimill** vs **razetime**. good luck!

good news kit, now apioforum stuff goes to the chat thru "webhook" so you can say hi from here

it looks like the discord webhook stopped working for a little bit, i don't know why. discord webhooks and apionet webhooks both seem to be working again now.

trimill chooses sqrt(2) + sqrt(3) + sqrt(5) β **5.38**

razetime chooses **9.9999999**

the distance is less than 5, so the highest guess wins this match, which is **razetime**!

(i don't have my notebook with me at the moment so you will have to imagine the bracket)

next match is **quintopia** vs **Nathan777**. good luck!

Nathan777 chooses **7.51**, again.

quintopia chooses **5.147102625**.

the distance is less than 5, so the highest guesser **Nathan77** wins the match!

# THE FINAL

here is the current tournament bracket:

the *FINAL***razetime** and **Nathan777**. i imagine both competitors will be looking carefully at their opponents' previous guesses, in order to exploit any patterns they may be able to spot. in fact i encourage them both to explain, in great detail, in this thread about how exactly they are each going to choose their guess for the *FINAL*

here are some additional observations:

- both of the finalists played their first match in round 2, rather than round 1.
- up to this point, all matches except one have ended with a distance of less than 5, meaning the highest guess has won
- the image quality of my tournament bracket drawings has declined steadily since the beginning of this competition, due to poor lighting
- 13 of all 17 submitted guesses (that's 76%) have had an integer part that is odd; only 4 have been even.
- the largest ever guess is 10, and the smallest ever guess is 0.
- the mean guess is about 5.598. the standard deviation of the guesses is about 3.131.
- the median guess is 5.147, the lower quartile guess is 3.142, and the upper quartile guess is 7.510.
- there isn't a unique mode - 3, 10, pi, and 7.51 have each been submitted twice, and all other submitted guesses are unique.
- here is a box plot:

good luck to both the finalists !

Nathan777 chooses **7.77**.

razetime chooses **2.5**.

the distance is thus 5.27, which is greater than 5, and so the lowest answer, **razetime** wins!!

# there is a winner π π π π π π π

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